Cheryl, a native of Massachusetts, possesses a wide variety of skills and talents which serve her well in the valuable role she plays in our practice. Her diverse experiences include working in a neurosurgical practice, a pediatric practice, a dental office, and as an operating room technician. In our practice, Cheryl plays an essential role in overseeing the daily functioning of the office, as well as serving as a patient resource to ensure that our patients have what they need before, during, and after treatment.
Cheryl is married to her husband of 38 years, and they have one daughter. Cheryl loves spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.
In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys traveling to New England, hiking, kayaking, and antiquing with her small group from church.
Leigh’s medical background encompasses a wide range of experience. His medical experience includes expertise in the areas of special operations/tactical medicine, civilian emergency medical services, industrial medicine, remote/austere medical support operations, and integrative/complementary medicine. Leigh has been a licensed paramedic since 1977. His expertise ranges from providing everything from acute minor illness and emergency critical care to that of innovative holistic health services.
Considered an expert in remote medical services, Leigh has authored numerous medical related articles that have been published internationally as well as the Physician Extender Medical Practice Guidelines still used in remote duty medical aid stations around the world today.
Leigh has been involved in nutritional and integrative medicine for more than 25 years with 15 of those years being directly involved with integrative oncology. He is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and Master Herbalist having obtained his training through Trinity School of Natural Health.
As a Mind-Body Healing Specialist, Leigh has advanced training in Sleep Medicine & Clinical Polysomnography (Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine), Clinical Hypnotherapy (Hypnosis Motivation Institute), Stress Management, Trauma Reduction Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Biofeedback, Emotional Freedom Technique, Neuro-Somatics, and Therapeutic Imagery. Leigh has taught stress management and group performance programs for major corporations and the military and he is sought out as a speaker in the area of extended human capabilities.
Leigh’s education includes Associate of Science in Emergency Medical Services (DeKalb College), Bachelor of Science in Emergency Health Services (Concordia University) and a Master of Science in Public Health (Concordia University).
Leigh’s personal philosophy is that only by integrating all three aspects of a human being (mind, body, and spirit) can we actualize our true potential and obtain true health.
In his spare time, Leigh can often be found roaming the north Georgia mountains.
Gina comes to us by way of Long Island, N.Y. As the senior nursing station clerk at a Level 1 trauma center for 30 years, she coordinated the daily flow of the surgical recovery room. After her retirement in April 2018, Gina and her mom decided to relocate to Georgia to be close to Gina’s son and his family.
In her spare time, Gina enjoys shopping and baking Italian desserts. She also enjoys spending every spare minute with her granddaughter. She also volunteers for The Children’s Heart Foundation of Atlanta, a cause near and dear to her heart.
Laurie was born and raised in New City, N.Y. As a child, she spent a lot of time on her grandparents’ farm, and those are some of her favorite memories.
She has lived in Georgia for more than 30 years, so she’s a southerner at heart. She started out in early childhood education and taught elementary school for 23 years. After she finished raising her children, she decided to go back to school to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a nurse. She has loved being a nurse in varied areas, including rehabilitation, medical-surgical, and oncology.
She has always been interested in health and nutrition, but after a close family member was diagnosed with cancer, her quest for a better way began. Eventually, she made the switch from traditional oncology to integrative oncology.
Laurie has three children and six grandchildren. She loves spending time with her grandchildren and has tried to re-create a mini-farm to build special memories with them. She has had chickens, rabbits, dogs, and cats, and still plans to have a piglet and a goat.
In her spare time, Laurie likes to cook, garden, tend to her animals, hike, and go camping.
Attiq is originally from Pittsfield Township, Michigan. He worked as an emergency medical technician and family counselor before making the transition into the nursing field. Attiq was inspired by his father, a pediatrician who attended to children and families in need of quality medical care. He was especially impacted by his father’s patient-centered approach to healthcare.
Attiq received his training as a medical-surgical nurse from St. John Providence Health System, and
obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. He has lived in different parts of the world, including the Himalayan mountain range of Northern Pakistan as well as the Caribbean Islands. These experiences gave him an appreciation for diverse cultures and traditions, including various aspects of nutrition and herbal medicine.
Attiq lives in Roswell, Georgia with his wife, Faiza, and their two twin boys Ibrahim and Adam. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and reading books. He is also active with the Roswell Parks and Recreation Department, volunteering his time with youth and family activities.
Glen is a nationally certified paramedic, whose career has spanned more than 30 years. He was born in Alexandria, Va., and spent most of his summers growing up assisting his uncle who was a veterinarian and professor at the University of Tennessee. Glen began developing his assessment skills at that young age, by looking, listening, and feeling, since his “patients” could not talk.
He began his career with the Fairfax County Fire Rescue Department in Virginia. Throughout his career, he has worked as an EMT, emergency medical dispatcher, firefighter, hazardous material technician, paramedic, and flight medic. He obtained his critical care paramedic certification in Tennessee at Fort Sanders Regional Hospital. He still maintains his National Registry of Paramedic, critical care, and emergency medicine certifications.
Glen is married to his high school sweetheart and has three adult children. He enjoys camping, playing disc golf, and spending time with his animals.
Marla is a native of Monroe, Louisiana, but has resided in Northeast Georgia for the past 19 years.
She has been a licensed practical nurse for 27 years, and has worked in a variety of medical specialties including gerontology, nephrology, public health, family medicine, home health, and plasma donation.
Marla has an undergraduate degree in general studies with a major concentration in behavioral sciences and a minor concentration in natural and applied sciences. She also holds a license as a master cosmetologist.
In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her granddaughter and her son roller skating and swimming.
Romona is a native of Georgia. She grew up in the small town of Jasper, GA. She is a true Southerner, “accent and all.” She earned her associate degree in practical nursing at Athens Technical College, and has been a licensed practical nurse for 20 years.
Romona has medical experience in many different areas, including medical-surgical, obstetrics, geriatrics, home health, addiction medicine, rehabilitation, infectious disease, and plasma donation. She brings a wealth of experience to our team here at The Center for Advanced Medicine.
She has one son, who lives in Hartwell, GA. He is her pride and joy. She enjoys spending time with him and his dog, Sonny. Romona is a Georgia Bulldog fan, and also enjoys treasure hunting at yard sales and thrift stores. She also enjoys movies, shopping, and spending time with her family and friends.